In an announcement made on Saturday the California Lottery said a winning ticket worth $600,000 was purchased in Alameda.
Lottery officials said the prize was won by Chris Northcott, who stated he was grateful for the prize, but intends to remain "low key" about his intentions for the money.
Northcott's Quick Pick ticket matched five of the six numbers drawn in the US Powerball drawing held on Friday, October 31, 2014. He was one of two players who successfully matched all five main numbers, but failed to get the Powerball number necessary to scoop the $284 million jackpot.
The US Powerball is a multi-state draw that offers a minimum jackpot of $40 million. Numbers are drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 22:59 (EST). The next drawing is on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. The estimated jackpot is $60 million.